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Bereavement Leave Around the World

Bereavement or Compassionate Leave is time allowed off work for those who have experienced a death in the family. It is a time when sensitivity must be used to maintain a delicate balance of compassion and professionalism. The only thing that should be on someone’s mind when a loved one passes is how they will […]

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A1 Certificate: A Quick Guide

Although the requirement to carry an A1 has been in place for years, since the beginning of 2019 regulations on workers in host countries have become stricter regarding A1 certificates. This has led to authorities cracking down on employees working or posting in EU and EEA countries, thus making it highly advisable to acquire an […]

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Spanish Payslip Breakdown

Countries handle and distribute payslips differently all over the world. By providing a visual breakdown of a Spanish payslip we aim to help you better understand the taxes, deductions, and contributions that go with payroll. Did you know that Spain… has the 5th largest GDP in Europe, trailing Germany, UK, France and Italy and tourism […]

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When to Shift from PEO to Legal Entity

In the past a company looking to hire workers abroad only had one real option – to open a legal entity in each country where it wished to operate. It needed the legal status in order to run a proper payroll in compliance with all tax laws and labor regulations. The process took time, effort, […]

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August: Country Payroll & Employment Law Updates

China Maximum employer contribution rates for social security have been reduced (effective as of May 1st, 2019). Across many regions in China, the maximum pension contribution for employers has reduced from a ceiling of 20% to 16%. This reduction of payroll tax is an effort to lower the burden that high taxes have imposed on […]

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How to Avoid Misclassifying Contractors

As work continues to evolve on a global scale, an increasing number of people are opting out of regular employment and joining the “gig economy.” Instead of taking regular, full-time positions at companies, more workers are choosing freedom over stability through short-term contract work. While certain fields such as writing or graphic design have always […]

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Belgium Payslip Breakdown

Countries handle and distribute payslips differently all over the world. By providing a visual breakdown of a Belgium payslip we aim to help you better understand the taxes, deductions, and contributions that go with payroll. Did you know that Belgium… Has 3 regions. A northern Flemish region that speaks Dutch, the Brussels region that speaks […]

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Enterprise Companies Payroll Pain Points & Their Solutions

In the modern age, payroll is much more than simply paying people. Today, it also means ensuring data privacy, extracting business insights, complying with ever-changing tax codes in multiple countries, and much more. Of course, simply paying people in itself is harder than ever. Workers depend on their employers to provide their correct pay on […]

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Italian Payslip Breakdown

Countries handle and distribute payslips differently all over the world. By providing a visual breakdown of an Italian payslip we aim to help you better understand the taxes, deductions, and contributions that go with payroll. Did you know that Italy… has a very strong manufacturing sector, and is a powerful exporter, that attracts a surfeit […]

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Canadian Labor Law Changes

Canada has recently made a number of changes to labor laws both provincially and federally. This article is a guide to key changes both currently in place and happening in the near future. It will discuss: Federally Regulated Workplaces Subject to Labor Code Changes  Bill 66: Ontario Changes to the Employment Standards Act Ontario: Industries […]

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Payroll Perks and Cultural Factors

In today’s work environment, retaining top talent is harder than ever. The gig economy has turned stability on its head, making it fashionable to move from job to job rather than entrench oneself in a long-term commitment to a single company. The rapid movement of workers may seem like a golden age in recruiting and […]

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French Payslip Explained

Countries handle and distribute payslips differently all over the world. By providing a visual breakdown of a French payslip we aim to help you better understand the taxes, deductions, and contributions that go with payroll. In France, did you know? With almost 90 million visitors yearly, France is the worlds most visited country in the […]

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Papaya Competes in Visa Fintech Challenge as European Champion

Papaya Global’s reputation as a leader in global payroll continues to grow. Earlier this month, Papaya took part in the Visa Everywhere Initiative – Women’s Global Edition as the champion of the European region. The Visa Everywhere Initiative is an annual competition. This year, for the first time, the competition was devoted to the theme […]

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Ontario: Industries and Jobs with Exemptions or Special Rules

When looking to hire abroad in a specific country it’s important to know what laws apply to the job or industry in which you wish to employ. That’s because different regulations and acts can affect each sector differently. In Ontario most employees are covered by the Employment Standard Act which provides minimum rights, responsibilities and […]

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Papaya Global’s Innovative Technology Featured in Gartner Payroll Report

Papaya is deeply honored to be listed as one of the leading global payroll technology solutions in the latest report by Gartner, the world’s foremost research and advisory company. The latest Gartner report, The Market Guide for Multicountry Payroll Solutions, points to a number of major pain points as companies struggle to implement payroll on […]

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HR and Payroll: Putting the Pieces Together

The Human Resources and Payroll departments may have different functions, but they are linked through the employees they recruit, hire, and compensate. While Payroll is responsible for making the payments and calculating the taxes that need to be withheld each month, HR keeps track of worker hours, salary increases, financial incentives, vacation days and other […]

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German Payslip

Countries handle and distribute payslips differently all over the world. By providing a visual breakdown of a German payslip we aim to help you better understand the taxes, deductions, and contributions that go with payroll. In Germany, did you know? They have Europe’s strongest economy and the world’s fourth strongest. The solidarity tax (5.5%) was introduced […]

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Paternity Leave Survey

We wanted to see what companies were providing for paternity leave, both in how they support and encourage a culture of fathers taking leave and their official company policy. The idea was to see how men are being supported as caregivers. Fathers all over want more time at home to help care for their children, […]

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GDPR Status After One Year: What We Learned

A little more than a year has passed since the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became legally enforceable, and it’s becoming clear that simply sweeping data breaches under the carpet has become a high-risk strategy. For the past year, companies around the world have been scrambling to ensure they are as compliant with the […]

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Federal Income Tax Aid for the Year 2020

The United States Internal Revenue Service has just released a draft of the new Publication 15-T to provide insight on withholding obligations for employers. The draft contains a first look at the new steps’ employers will take to figure federal income tax withholding in the upcoming year (2020). It provides instructions on how to properly […]

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Key Labor Laws in Western Europe

The European Union is a popular location for companies looking to expand. And rightfully so, it provides a diverse economic landscape and a plethora of countries to support businesses specific needs. Its high-quality working conditions create a competitive market that drives economic growth, and these considerations for well-being benefit both employees and employers. From annual […]

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Payroll BI: What it is and Why You Need It

In today’s global business environment, success in managing your global workforce depends increasingly on how well you use the data at your disposal. As payroll moves steadily towards full automation, it provides a wealth of data analytics and Business Intelligence (BI), giving you unprecedented insights into your workforce spending. BI includes organized and framed information […]

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Chinese Payslip Explained

Countries handle and distribute payslips differently all over the world. For example, China distributes payslips in a unique way by commonly using a secure channel on WeChat (Chinese WhatsApp). By providing a visual breakdown of a  Chinese payslip we aim to help you better understand the taxes, deductions, and contributions that go with payroll. In […]

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Top 10 Countries for Paid Vacation

Vacation is always on people’s minds. Unfortunately, many employers are afraid to provide it, and even when provided, employees are afraid to take it. The main causes for concern are that work will pile up, deadlines won’t be met, and productivity will come to a halt. Apart form the actual work, employees even worry many […]

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Mexico Grants New Rights to Labor Unions

The Mexican Senate approved measures designed to empower Mexican workers, particularly those who work in factories. The new law loosens the country’s restrictions on collective bargaining, allowing labor unions to hold secret ballots and freely choose their representatives for the first time. The legislation was part of the recent push between Mexico, the US, and […]

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APAC: Essential Guide to Payroll and Benefits

Managing a global payroll can be challenging.  With complex mandatory benefits and endless labor laws, expanding globally can seem daunting. Here at Papaya, our experiences working with global clients has granted us perspective on how to simplify your global workforce expansion. That’s why we’re excited to release to you our complete payroll and benefits guide […]

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Papaya Global Listed Among Startups Changing the Work-Tech Landscape

Deloitte’s major new report, “Future of Work Tech Emerging Landscape in Israel” places Papaya Global among the companies taking work tech to the next level. The report highlights how automation and technologies are shifting the way workers and machines interact, and how the collaborations between the two will cause workforces to evolve. Papaya Global is […]

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Why Workers are Excited about Automation

Sometimes, it’s hard to tell if a news headline is about automation…or a horror film: “Job-Stealing Robot Apocalypse May be Worse Than Previously Thought,” proclaimed Vanity Fair, or “RISE OF THE ROBOTS Earth to be plunged into ‘meaningless dystopia’, scientist warns,” screamed the Express.co.uk. Those stories, and many more with less dramatic headlines, contribute to […]

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CISO – Your Biggest Threat is Hiding in Your Finance Department

by Eynat Guez Co-Founder, CEO: Over the past year, I heard global payroll managers tell me again and again that they have “no IT resources.” The more I looked into the payroll practices of companies, from small startups to Fortune 100 companies, the more I realized they were right. The vast majority of companies, comprising […]

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Mexico Payslip Explained

Expanding to Mexico might be the right move for your business. At Papaya Global we’re passionate about sharing knowledge, assisting our clients in exploring and reaching out to new markets, and making global employment as easy and as transparent as possible. By providing a visual breakdown of a Mexico payslip we aim to help you […]

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Brazilian Payslip Explained

Payslips are given to employees to provide proof of income. The visual breakdown of taxes, deductions and contributions, offers employees a clear understanding of their net earnings. Payslips also ensure that employers are properly submitting payroll. Payslips can be difficult to understand especially since they differ greatly country by country and company by company. With […]

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Spanish Socialist Party Maintains Power Despite Concerns About Minimum Wage

The first minimum wage hike of its kind in Spain has played a significant role in the national election in the country. The massive hike in minimum wage – 22% – has most experts uncertain as to what implications it will ultimately have. Prime minister Pedro Sanchez of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE) has […]

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Your Worst Payroll Nightmare Just Happened! Are You Protected?

Your worst payroll nightmare has happened in real life. Cyber-criminals hacked the payroll department of the city of Tallahassee, stealing half a million dollars in wages that belonged to the city’s municipal workers. It was the second breach of security for the city in the past month. And it hasn’t stopped there. Payroll remains a […]

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5 KPIs For Optimal Payroll

Managing payroll comes down to one thing – make sure your employees are paid on time in full compliance with local laws. Getting there, of course, is far from simple. It takes significant staff time to ensure that payroll is delivered with proper accounting and minimal errors. And then it takes more staff for the […]

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5 New UK Payroll Laws to Know

A number of key laws have been introduced which will affect companies with a UK presence: Payslips A new law has been put into effect this week that has made it mandatory for employers to provide payslips to all workers at or before payday. For employees who work by the hour, these payslips are to […]

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Keys to a More Sophisticated Payroll Calendar

Global expansion means your payroll just became a lot more complicated. A newly established global workforce means adhering to many different laws while attempting to manage multiple payroll cycles that occur at various dates and times. The ever-changing nature of local employment and labor laws, with the addition of employee benefits can make operations extremely […]

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Brexit: Deal vs. No Deal

What it means for UK citizens Living in the EU and Vice Versa For the past two years the United Kingdom and the European Union have been in discussions on the Withdrawal Agreement. Because the UK has been part of the EU, employment laws between the two have become intertwined. With Brexit decisions finalizing in […]

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Global Workforce

A few days ago, we saw Ryan Hoover, founder of product hunt and investor was tweeting about the need for a “Gusto for distributed teams”. Papaya Global loves Gusto! The platform they built for managing payroll and workers in the US is efficient and easy to use. That’s why we know that we have what […]

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Introducing Global Payroll Payment Solutions for a Safe, Fast and Easy Payroll!

Papaya Global, the cloud-based global payroll company, is launching a comprehensive payment solution to support end-to-end global payroll transactions. Papaya’s new payment solution is designed to facilitate a company’s payroll operation, making money transfers to workers quicker, cheaper, and more secure. Whether employing just one worker abroad or hundreds across multiple countries, global payroll consistently […]

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Celebrate Chinese New Year Holiday 2019: Dates, Employee Benefits and Customs

On the 5th of February one of the most spectacular and joyful festivals in the Asian world commences. Millions of people across twenty Asian countries are preparing for the Chinese New Year, alternatively called the Lunar New Year and the Spring Festival. History and Traditions of the Chinese New Year Introduced somewhere between the 17th  […]

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Employment benchmarking around the world – How much will it really cost you?

Papaya reveals benchmarking for total employment costs around the world based on an annual salary of $100,000 USD. Working with global clients around the world gives us a unique perspective on global employment, allowing us to benchmark employment attributes between countries, continents and industries. Here is the total employment costs for 9 countries, To read the full […]

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Getting Ready for the End of the Tax Year, Individuals and Payroll Instruction

The 2018 calendar year is quickly coming to a close, and in many countries, the fiscal year is aligned. Each location has different duties and deadlines relevant for tax filing which can seem daunting to anyone managing global payroll, and it’s important to remember that filing late (or not at all) will result in penalties. […]

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France: 2019 Guide to PAS (Employee Withholding Income Tax)

Effective in France from January 1 2019, new obligations require companies in to pay income tax (withholding tax – Prélèvement à la Source, PAS) owed by their employees to tax authorities. Main Principals of the Reform The tax administration will provide employers with the previously calculated rate for withholding tax, also known as the PAS […]

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New Papaya Funding: Continuing our Global Growth

We are happy to announce that we have finalized a $3M USD funding round led by New Era Ventures Capital, Papaya’s current investors (among them, Sir Ronald Cohen) and other Angel investors. This brings Papaya’s current total investments to the sum of $5.5M USD. Founded in 2016 by Eynat Guez, Ruben Drong and Ofer Herman, […]

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The Real Painroll of Payroll

We’re not going to sugar coat it – Payroll is a pain. Whether your company is currently experiencing growth, or you already manage a global workforce, dealing with a bi-weekly or monthly payroll cycle is never easy. From calculating local taxes, taking into account country-specific benefits, managing PEO suppliers and more – managing a payroll […]

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How the Data Giants Became GDPR Compliant

In just a few days the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect. Many wonder how the data giants of the world will maneuver  the inevitable scrutiny to be faced once the regulations are implemented by virtue of the vast quantity of information collected and stored. Once the GDPR goes into effect, these data giants […]

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“Start-ups are breaking laws abroad and are in danger”

Relates Eynat Guez, the founder of “Papaya Global” that operates a platform for adapting the management of employees to the laws of foreign countries. This is Guez’s third company. She tells “Calcalist” about the difficulties of managing employees abroad and about the mistakes that fast growing start ups  make in this field. Meir Aurbach, Calcalist […]

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Challenges and Opportunities of Managing a Global Contingent Workforce

As your company anticipates entering new markets, your organization will require a workforce that can quickly adapt to changing market conditions. One way to ensure your company optimizes the talent pool is by engaging and embracing a global contingent workforce. What is a Global Contingent Workforce The term ‘global contingent workforce’ refers to the increasing […]

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